Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, The main stream media… They all do it. They do it in speeches, TV ads, Interviews and Internet Memes and you’ll have seen it time and time again — the claim that Donald Trump mocked a reporter’s disability. But it’s a lie which of course doesn’t matter to them. The tweets, ads and memes show Trump making spastic movements as he talks about New York Times investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital condition called arthrogryposis. Consider the typical accusatory tweet:
— tom (@latomatemasquee) August 23, 2016
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There’s only one problem. Although arthrogryposis causes restricted joint movement, it does not cause spasms, Catholics 4 Trump reported.
Look familiar? Therefore, while Clinton’s ads will depict Trump making spastic movements when he describes the reporter, they will never depict the reporter himself except in still shots like the one in the tweet above, because he doesn’t suffer from spasms.
The brouhaha began when Trump claimed that a large number of people in New Jersey cheered when the World Trade Center’s twin towers toppled on 9/11. As proof, he referred to an article Kovaleski had written when he was with The Washington Post:
In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.
When asked about it later, Kovaleski claimed he couldn’t remember it — and he didn’t flail his arms when he did so. Here he is as proof.
When the media pounced on Trump for “mocking” Kovaleski, the Republican candidate claimed he’d never even met the man to the best of his recollection, and therefore couldn’t mock a condition of which he lacked no knowledge. Not to mention a condition that doesn’t include spasms.
“I would never mock a person who has difficulty,” Trump insisted. “I would never do it.”
But it doesn’t end there.
Upon further digging Catholics 4 Trump unearthed even more footage from the same rally, where Trump later used the same mannerisms to mock a non-disabled general.
“Oh, ISIS is very tough,” Trump said while flailing his arms.
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